Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Android smartphone may not be available with a display embedded fingerprint scanner. UniverseIce posted on his Twitter account (via Slash Gear), his certainty that the 2018 mobile device would not be available with the feature.

Recently surfaced reports claimed that Samsung’s 2018 flagship smartphone might feature a front fingerprint scanner positioned at the bottom of the display of the handset. Tech experts claimed that Galaxy S9’s fingerprint scanner feature might resemble the top notches on smartphones such as the Essential Phone and Apple’s 10th-year-anniversary,and iPhone X.

Based on Samsung's patent, the fingerprint sensor would be an authentication feature and will not be a home button.

If UniverseIce’s claim turns out correct, the Galaxy S9's rear fingerprint sensor feature will resemble the one on the Galaxy S8 as well as the Note 8. The South Korean tech company chose to place the fingerprint sensor on the rear of its 2017 smartphones to launch an almost bezel-less infinity display with an aspect ratio of 18:9:5. Samsung’s 2017 Android smartphones were rumored to arrive with display embedded fingerprint scanner, but the tech company has had an issue of the technology for mass production.

In-display fingerprint scanners

Other smartphone manufacturers, such as Apple and LG, were also expected to roll out smartphones with display embedded fingerprint scanners but also had a problem generating the screens.

LG launched its V30 Android smartphone with a rear fingerprint sensor as well as other authentication features. Apple completely ditched the fingerprint sensor from its 10th-year-anniversary device and launched its own facial recognition technology.

Specs of the device

Samsung's 2018 smartphone will be available in two variants, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, according to Android Community.

Sam Mobile discovered earlier this month that the two model numbers for the smartphones are G960FXXU0AQI5 and G965FXXU0AQI5. The smaller variant will feature a 5.8-inch screen with 570 pixels per inch, while the larger model will arrive with a 6.2-inch screen with 529ppi. However, both mobile devices will boast QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display.

The smartphones will be equipped with a Bixby AI assistant with a dedicated button, USB-, and a Cat 18 LTE support. Samsung has yet to announce the smartphones’ official release date and prices.